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Paucicellular Smears Mean
Does not mean much:
If patient is seen for bleeding problem and cervix is stenosed, it is difficult to do a endometrial biopsy.
During a pregnancy, close to the delivery time, if cervix is closed woman probably will not go in to labor. On the other hand if cervix is more than than 3 cms dilated and effaced, will go in labor soon or can be induced easily. ...Read more
Pap Smears: The very reason one has pap smears is to watch the cervical cells to see if they have the potential to become cancer and if there is, indeed, any evidence of the cancer causing hpv present. The scale goes from zero to five. Cin 2 is not even close to cancer but warrants the colposcopy and treatment. It sounds like your physician is doing everything right. You can be reassured. ...Read more
I recently had a smear done abd it came back adnormal cells and I have to go for a colopolscopy. Wat does this mean? Shud I be worried?
Pap Smears: Don't be worried but follow through with the recommendations of your physician. There are stages of changes in the cells from the cervix that can predict risk for getting cancer. They are going to just make sure there is nothing worse and to zap or treat anything that can be treated to prevent this from progressing. Also you need the hpv vaccine urgently if you have not already had this. ...Read more
Nonspecific: Borderline can mean not enough tissue to evaluate, abnormal cells. Will most likely need a repeat exam sooner than a yearly exam. Hope this helps. ...Read more
See Physician: These are discription of the shape of the red blood cells which are different from the the normal disc shaped cells. This represents a abnormally in the formation of the cells and may be related to a number of conditions. You need to see a Physician to sort it out ...Read more
Iflamed pap smear most probably means smear reveals a lot of inflammatory cells - predominantly neutrophils. Inflammation may be seen in presence of fungal organisms and trichomanas vaginalis, or just be a sign of chronic or acute cervicitis without any microorganisms.
Be well. Thank you for question. ...Read more
Depends: If hemoglobin level is normal, it does not mean anything. Some hemoglobin variants produce oval rather than perfectly round red cells and then it depends on the type of hemoglobin variant. A few ovalocytes are of no consequence. ...Read more
Abnormal PAP: We do pap smears to screen for cervical cancer cells. The pap smear has helped us reduce cervical cancer to very small numbers. We think that cancer forms in stages over many years (about 10-15). The cells get progressively abnormal before they become cancerous and this is the opportunity that the pap smear gives us. Remove/kill the abnormal cells before cancer develops. ...Read more
Depends: True koilocytes are associated with hpv infection and the presence of koliocytes could mean a dysplastic change to the lining cells of your cervix. However, mimics of koilocytic change can be caused by a variety of other entities. Further testing could be performed to clarify the significance of those cells if your ob-gyn feels it is warranted. ...Read more
Usually Harmless: Ovalocytes by themselves are harmless. In a hereditary condition ovalocytes may constitue about 25% of red blood cells. Lesser numbers of circulating ovalocytes may be present in various anemias including megaloblastic, sideroblastic, iron deficiency, and in thalassemias. ...Read more
What does smear shows benign changes due to inflamation means. I had been detected PID before this.
No sign of cancer or: Precancer. Did you have the pid treated? If not please get treatment. ...Read more
Female 83 yrs, HGB 8.70, ALKP 532, Macroplatalets seen on smear. Lost apetite. What does this means? Can be serious?
My mom letter says "her biospy test is confirmed CIN3. She should have a smear and test of cure in 6 month time." Wat does it mean?
Cone biopsy?: If this was a conization biopsy, there is an excellent chance she has a cure and simply needs to be followed for possible recurrence. ...Read more
PAP smear: Definition of abnormal pap smear is too broad. It depends on the type of the abnormality detected. In any case any abnormal pap smear should be taken seriously and the obgyn should be contacted immediately. ...Read more
Glandular cells: It means that there are glandular cells that appear abnormal. This type of pap result needs close follow up to include additional testing as there's a pretty high percentage of there being a precancerous or even cancerous lesion present. You may need a colposcopy and a scraping from the inside of your cervix performed. Be sure to see your doctor for follow up. ...Read more
"overinterpretation": The Pap test is a cytological exam which is usually made by a cytologist who reports that the "cells of your cervix" look normal or abnormal. Dysplasia may be suspected; but the diagnosis of a dysplasia (mild, moderate or severe) is usually made by a histopathological exam of a biopsy of your cervix to describe a disordered arrangement of the cells. By the way, why did you have a Pap test at age 18 ...Read more
More vigilance: Depending on the severity of the abnormality it may require as little as continuing annual paps; colposcopic examination, may be a biopsy, and in very severe cases removal of a cone of the cervix. ...Read more
It depends.: A pap smear is a test used to screen for cervical cancer, where a doc takes a sample of cells from the cervix. There is a wide range of abnormal results. Some pap tests come back showing you have a virus called hpv which is extremely common in sexually active women. Pap smears can also show that the cells of the cervix themselves are abnormal, showing pre-cancerous or cancerous cells. ...Read more
It's a good thing!: Blasts are immature blood cells. They normally grow and mature in the marrow and then the more adult cells are extruded into the blood stream to perform their function. So, not seeing them in the blood film is a good sign we look for when evaluating someone with a blood disorder. ...Read more
Good test: It means that there are cell samples from the inside of the cervix, which is where they're supposed to come from. So this just means the test is more likely to be accurate than if it said "endocervical component not present." ...Read more
Nice things: To be reported, a Pap must first meat basic standards. That means that the specimen collected had enough of the right kind of material to study & was proper for the docs to analyze. It also means the specimen they studied had no abnormal features that would suggest any disease. ...Read more
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